- Title: DENMARK: CHEAP RUSSIAN OIL UNLOADED IN COPENHAGEN.
- Date: 5th February 1959
- Summary: 1. LV Russian tanker with smaller Norwegian tanker alongside in Copenhagen harbour. 3 ft 2. LV The other Russian tanker with Norwegian tanker alongside. 2.5 ft 3. SV Pan.. On board Norwegian tanker, pan up to Russian tanker. 3.5 ft 4. CU Sign..notice "No smoking". 2.5 ft 5. GV Preparation aboard Norwegian tanker. 2.5 6. TV Pipeline being taken aboard tanker. 3.5 ft 7. STV Ditto. 2.5 ft 8. SV Pipeline is carried to supply board tanker. 2.5 ft 9. CU Pipeline is connected up. 2.5 ft 10. SV Valve is opened to start flow of oil. 2.5 ft 11. SCU Pan..up oil pipe. 3 ft 12. GV Oil is pumped aboard Norwegian tanker. 2.5 ft 13. GV Pan..Barrels which will be used to store the refined motor oil. 4 ft 14. CU Engineer turns on supply to barrels. 2.5 ft 15. SV Pan..Oil flowing into barrel. 3.5 ft 16. SV Barrel being filled with oil. 2.5 ft 17. LV Barrel is moved along conveyor. 3 ft 18. CU Oil flowing into barrel. 3.5 ft Initials TDH/WS/PB Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 20th February 1959 12:00
- Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
- Country: Denmark
- Reuters ID: LVA3LQH7N094QXV6K49MQ6VDY4CV
- Story Text: Believed to be the
first oil exported from the Soviet Union, VISNEWS filmed 18,000 tons of it being
piped aboard Norwegian tankers in Copenhagen harbour Feb 4. Having negotiated
the deal and with nowhere to store it, Danish businessman Torndel hired ten
unemployed Norwegian tankers to lie in the harbour as 'store-ships', and bought
barrels in which to sell his "bargain buy".
Denmark will import 250,000 tons of Russian oil this year. In exchange she will
deliver dairy produce and build fishing trawlers.
Despite Mr. Mikoyan's plea in America to accept Russian's as 'honest traders'
who are not desirous of starting a price-cutting 'economic warfare', the Russian
oil from the Baku fields was bought for GBP7-5-0 per ton against GBP9-5-0
usually paid for American and British oil. During his American tour Mr. Mikoyan
said "We want to trade in earnest and well. We want to get as high a price for
our goods and as low a price on the foods we buy, like any businessman".
Russian oil production figures published recently were 99 million tons in 1957
and 113 million tons in 1958.
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